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Acupuncture in polycystic ovary syndrome: Potential and challenge

Författare och institution:
Y. Feng (-); Elisabet Stener-Victorin (Institutionen för neurovetenskap och fysiologi, sektionen för fysiologi); B. Chen (-)
Publicerad i:
Current Research in Acupuncture, s. 487-515
ISBN:
978-14-61-43357-6
Publikationstyp:
Kapitel, refereegranskat
Förlag:
Springer New York
Publiceringsår:
2013
Språk:
engelska
Fulltextlänk:
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine and metabolic disorder affecting 5-10 % of women of reproductive age. Conventional pharmacological therapy and surgery are effective but with obvious side effects and limited long-term treatment. Therefore, acupuncture therapy, as a complement or alternative to conventional therapies, may be an alternative for women with PCOS by reducing their symptoms. Experimental, mechanistic trials clearly indicate positive effects of acupuncture on reproductive and metabolic function. However, lack of randomized controlled trials hinders the translation and application of acupuncture in the treatment of PCOS. In this chapter, we summarize the PCOS diagnostic criteria and characters, PCOS-like animal models as well as the possible physiological basis and mechanism of the effect of acupuncture in PCOS. Clinical data from studies in women with PCOS and experimental observations in PCOS-like rat models suggest that acupuncture exerts long-lasting beneficial effects on metabolic, endocrine, and neuroendocrine systems. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York. All rights are reserved.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP ->
Medicinska grundvetenskaper ->
Fysiologi
MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP ->
Klinisk medicin ->
Endokrinologi och diabetes ->
Endokrinologi
Nyckelord:
Acupuncture, Androgen receptor, Corticotropin-releasing hormone, Gonadotropin-releasing hormone, Hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, Metabolic syndrome, Polycystic ovary syndrome
Postens nummer:
226812
Posten skapad:
2015-12-01 17:37
Posten ändrad:
2016-05-04 14:59

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